The Democratic National Committee is officially delaying the party’s presidential nominating convention from mid-July until August 17.
What We Know:
- The Democratic National Convention was originally scheduled to take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from July 13-16.
- The uncertainty about the rising coronavirus cases across the country and how long this outbreak will last raised concern about the gathering of over 5,000 party officials, delegates, and journalists.
- The new date means the DNC will now take place one week before the Republican National Convention, which is still scheduled to happen from August 24-27 in Charlotte, North Carolina, as initially planned.
- “In our current climate of uncertainty, we believe the smartest approach is to take additional time to monitor how this situation unfolds so we can best position our party for a safe and successful convention,” Joe Solmonese, Democratic National Convention Committee CEO, said in a statement.
DNC leadership is evaluating the situation to determine if more adjustments, like crowd size, will have to be made to ensure that the event will take place safely and in line with public health guidelines later this summer.